Whaideh in Southern Jordan: from the Earliest Times to the Outbreak of the Great Arab Revolt

Zeyad al-Salameen, Mohammad Tarawneh, Salamah Nuaimat


This paper presents the archaeological remains that were discovered in the winter of 2009 at Whaideh, southwest of Ma‘an in southern Jordan. The paper discusses human settlement at the site through the various archaeological and historical periods, and documents the discoveries that include architectural remains, pottery, coins and seals. These finds confirm that the site was settled as early as the Paleolithic period and was occupied in the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Nabataean and Roman periods, and the Ayyubid-Mamluk period up to the time of the Great Arab Revolt.


Whaideh, Southern Jordan, Great Arab Revolt sites

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